Navorro Bowman is an idiot. He may have been Penn State's leading tackler, but he is not very smart.
In October 2007 he participated in one of several Penn State football fan stomps. He had only one month left on his probation. But then he admitted to his probation officer that he had smoke pot (twice) while on probation. Including once before the Rose Bowl.
The judge was not happy... and Bowman will now serve an additional year of probation. He was promised that another "slip" will earn him 6 months in prison. To add insult to injury, Navorro had an outstanding speeding ticket and had not performed a single hour of the one hundred hours community service he was ordered. Brilliant.
Penn State Head Football Coach Joe Paterno had "no comment" -- likely because Paterno because can't seem to recall ever actually meeting or talking to Navorro Bowman. "All these players... they seem to blend together in my mind..."
Penn State fans are lighting up message boards everywhere claiming the judge assigned to the case is a most likely a "Wolverine fan with a clear anti-Penn State bias". There have been claims that the judge even wears a Michigan jersey under his robe.
Some are even suggesting that the Penn State football program should simply pack up and leave Happy Valley altogether... because the attitude towards standard football player behavior has changed so dramatically and it is "impossible to get a fair trial in this town."